What a distasteful event. We already know the media has betrayed the Founder's dream of an independent press that would hold the powerful to account, do they really need an annual party celebrating their disloyalty to the American people?
During the sickening specter, some of the most pretentious, worthless people in the country—in politics, journalism and entertainment—get together to revel in their ability to petition and curry favor with one another, usually to the detriment of the rest of us. The annual pimping of the office is nothing new.
Like nothing else, the annual White House correspondents’ dinner is a mark of corrupt politics. The un-watchful dogs of the media have no business frolicking with the president and his minions. This is co-optation.
...the most powerful elements of our nation's DC press corps are all "on the same team" as the people they cover (politicians) and the people they idolize (celebrities). This is called the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, and it is the single most revolting annual gathering of pseudojournalistic cocksuckery in all the land.
This is not just any segment of the working press, enjoying a night out. This is the DC press corps, which has arguably the most important job in American journalism: informing the public about the activities of its government, and serving as a strong and omnipresent check on the government's power. Great to know that our fearless watchdogs are busy swilling wine with the people they are supposed to be covering and introducing them to their wives and posing for pictures with Mila Kunis.
And the hosts never fail to deliver the mean-spirited sense of humor that liberals are famous for. 2009 had Wanda Sykes praying for Rush Limbaugh's death; Jimmy Kimmel picked up the theme last night:
Kimmel defended fellow comedian Bill Maher in a bit about Rush Limbaugh.
"Just to clear things this up for the extreme right wingers, here's the difference between Bill Maher and Rush Limbaugh," Kimmel explained. "The people who watch Bill Maher know he's an ---hole."
And just to clear things up for the extreme left wingers at last night's "Dinner": You guys are whores, selling your soul to suck political/celebrity dick. And your johns know it. Remember what Obama said to you at the same event, again back in 2009?
Most of you covered me. All of you voted for me.
Yeah, it's funny 'cause it's true...